Our Executive Director, Martin Bourque, is sharing this message with our community of friends and supporters this month. We are honored to be a part of this community, to share this vision and to work toward a more healthy and just future.
The winter holidays are advertised as a time of abundance: shopping carts full… Read more »
The Ecology Center is perhaps best known for our local, service-oriented work. But as we’ve created infrastructure and piloted projects, we have frequently found ourselves at government’s door, advocating for policy changes that would stop harmful practices and allow our positive, local solutions to scale up. Even in this jaded age of low government expectations,… Read more »
This message was sent from CFSC last week, we wanted to pass on the good news! The next step will be a hearing of the bill on the Senate floor. Stay tuned…
“Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Agriculture Committee approved the Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act (Farm Bill) in a bipartisan 16-5 vote. The bill… Read more »
You know that “super committee” of House and Senate negotiators that Congress convened to forge a plan to cut $1.2 trillion from the deficit over the next decade? They are going to be the ones re-writing the Farm Bill in the next two weeks. Surprise!
Grist has the story.
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Yesterday afternoon, the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee adopted a government funding bill that if passed would turn back decades of progress to achieve a more sustainable and just food and farming system. This 2012 bill makes a second round of steep cuts to conservation, extension, research, renewable energy, and rural development programs. And just like… Read more »